PROJECT: Replace a severely deteriorated bridge leading to the Unimin Corp.
Grant Amount: $175,000
Agency: IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Applicant/Grantee: Village of North Utica & LaSalle County
Total Construction Cost: $ 353,300
Infrastructure Project Description: The Village of North Utica received a $175,000 grant from BDPIP. The grant was used to remove and replace the Mill Street Bridge that connects the Unimin Corporation with the Village. The company worked with the Village to secure grant funds for this project (based on Job Retention). The grant was matched with $175,000 of funds from the LaSalle County Highway Department and an additional $3,300 of funds from the Village of North Utica.
The Company: The Unimin facility in North Utica mines and processes silica (quartz) to the stringent chemical purity requirements of its glass manufacturing and other customers. The primary products sold by the Utica plant are Glassil and Unifrac. The Utica plant employs approximately 44 people. Funding Program – IL Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) Economic Development